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Managerial Style Questionnaire

Get your team to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Everyone has met the manager from hell. The manager who belittles, who doesnt communicate clearly, whos ineffectual. But what are the factors that set the good managers apart from the poor? Can a managers style create a positive impact on performance, productivity and profits? Our research shows that by taking a particular approach to a given situation or environment, a manager can really improve employee morale and performance.

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The Managerial Style Questionnaire throws light on this for individual managers. By completing this exercise, a manager will identify which styles he or she relies on most and when those styles are most and least effective. We all know that a managers behaviour directly affects employee motivation; it is essential that they understand the relationship between their style and their work environment. This questionnaire comes in the form of a tick & flick booklet. Its easy and practical to use and is especially effective when used in developing individuals awareness of how they lead, or as part of development coaching activities. It takes between 30-45 minutes to answer the 36 questions. It is available in English and some other languages. Managers can use the MSQ to: assess which managerial styles they believe they use. gather feedback from others on the styles they typically use. identify the differences between their own and others perceptions, and reflect on what they want to do about those differences.

Whats your style? Six of the best.


University by the eminent Based on work begun at Harvard r, the Hay Group has identified psychologists Litwin and Stringe six managerial styles: te compliance from employees. 1. Coercive: emphasis on immedia viding long term vision and 2. Authoritative: emphasis on pro leadership. harmony. 3. Affiliative: emphasis on creatingconsensus and generating up gro on 4. Democratic: emphasis new ideas. mplishing tasks to high 5. Pacesetting: emphasis on acco standards. ional growth of employees. 6. Coaching: emphasis on profess ing impact on performance by Managers can have a real and last t situations. choosing the right styles in the righ

Managerial Styles Questionnaire

If you plan to use the Management Style Questionnaire, you will need the following:
One copy of the MSQ Participant Version and one copy of the MSQ Profile and Interpretive Notes for each individual who is going to measure their managerial styles. One copy of the MSQ Employee Version or Peer/Colleague Version for each individual who is going to be asked to provide feedback. The MSQ Trainers Guide, which gives a thorough overview of managerial styles, guidance on giving feedback to participants and ideas for development work and facilitation around managerial styles.

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Managerial Styles Questionnaire

A flexible tool that gets results.


This tool is cost effective, quick, and easy to use anywhere: in the workplace, classroom, or in an away-day venue. It can be used in the following ways: for self-assessment and to gather feedback from others. to establish a benchmark and see if perceptions change over time. in senior and middle manager development programmes. during periods of organisational change or development. within one-to-one coaching. alongside the Organisational Climate Exercise to provide a bigger picture of managerial behaviour and impact. alongside the Managerial Situation Checklist, which helps managers assess the styles demanded by their job and compare them to their own preferred managerial styles.

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